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1754 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-1124
+1 773-561-8573
07:00 - 15:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have had a number of great brunches at both locations of Pauline's. The menu is more diner than chichi. The food is well prepared the the portions generous.

Thank Chi-charter_cruiser
Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was the only place in the area that was open at 7am on Sunday. It turned out to be a great place. Very friendly and attentive staff. I had whole grain pancakes that were delicious and piping hot. My friend had oatmeal also hot and generous portions.

Thank CNRGY4
Rockwall, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very cozy, home like place with great service. The breakfast are fantastic. I had an omlete made perfectly. Coffee is equally good.

Thank MountainJazz
Mundelein, Illinois
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124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went into Chicago and a friend suggested Paulines. We drove over and had lunch. We sit outside because it was a great day. Very sunny and warm. We each had a different meal and was more that pleased. I had a pulled pork sandwich and my friend had a hamburger and another had an omlette. Dream our waitress was very... More 

Thank Stan K
Brighton, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

French toast was THE best! Hint of cinnamon. Not too sweet. Melted in your mouth! Service was very good. Restaurant was clean. Table was a bit small for 3 people.

Thank Mioutdoorgal
Fort Collins, Colorado
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

My mother-in-law wanted to take us to her favorite breakfast place while we were visiting her on our recent Chicago trip. She brought us to Pauline's, an unassuming corner breakfast place. We really liked the food- we even were able to order something "customized" for my daughter who wanted something not exactly listed on the menu. That was nice. I... More 

Thank BethB02
Fort Lauderdale
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I have been coming to Chicago for the yearly candy show for over 20yrs. And have been to this place for only 5 of them, n since the first time here, I have never missed it. Just about everyday I am in town I make sure I eat here, the best food, large portions, quality is always the best. The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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311 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Rainy cold Sunday in the city - every breakfast place was jammed but Pauline's. Thank goodness ! Short wait, eclectic atmosphere, big amounts of food. Quick service. Some items were wrong or missing but they were corrected right away. The pancakes are awesome!

Thank phxaz54
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had breakfast at Pauline's on a recent visit to the Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago. The menu is huge with lots of choices. The omelette is made with 5 eggs and the "short stack" of pancakes is still a huge serving. Service is quick and friendly. The atmosphere in Pauline's is cheerful and it is fun to look around at... More 

Thank Terri T
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I have been to Pauline's several times and enjoyed each visit. The last visit was not as good as the previous visits as the pull pork omelette was just so-so and the service was somewhat lacking. In previous visits, the steak and eggs are great as as the lumberjack breakfast. Added bonus is that do have apple butter jelly.

Thank Bill A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1754 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-1124
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-561-8573

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?